[Haskell-cafe] Tree Construction
holgersiegel74 at yahoo.de
Sat Sep 25 10:17:58 EDT 2010
Am 25.09.2010 um 11:54 schrieb Tom Hawkins:
> Often I need to assemble a tree from things with unstructured
> hierarchical paths. I built a function  to do this for ImProve.
> But does a library already exist that does this? If not I may create
> one, as I need it for a few different libraries.
> data Tree a b = Branch a [Tree a b] | Leaf a b
> tree :: (Eq a, Ord a) => (b -> [a]) -> [b] -> [Tree a b]
> Note, type 'a' is some sort of label, most often a string, and type
> 'b' form the leaves of the tree. The function passed into 'tree'
> returns the hierarchical path of a leaf object.
>  http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/improve/0.0.12/doc/html/Language-ImProve-Tree.html
As Sjoerd Visscher has pointed out, this data structure is called trie. Here is a version of your module that allows for empty paths, uses sets instead of lists and stores values and subtrees separately:
module Language.ImProve.Tree ( Tree (..), tree) where
import qualified Data.Map as Map
data Tree a b = Tree [b] (Map.Map a (Tree a b))
instance Ord a => Monoid (Tree a b) where
mempty = Tree  Map.empty
mappend (Tree vs1 sts1) (Tree vs2 sts2)
= Tree (vs1 ++ vs2) (Map.unionWith mappend sts1 sts2)
tree :: Ord a => (b -> [a]) -> [b] -> Tree a b
tree path leaves = mconcat [ foldr branch (leaf l) (path l) | l <- leaves ]
leaf a = Tree [a] Map.empty
branch b t = Tree  (Map.singleton b t)
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